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Dates: 1/1/2020 - 12/31/2020
City / State: Potomac, MD
Event Name: C&O Canal from Georgetown, DC to Nolands Ferry
Event Type: Year Round Walk
Event ID: 115291 2020/Y0747
Distance - Trail Ratings: Distance 10/21 km - 2B
Description: Trail is on the well maintained gravel surface of the C&O canal towpath.
Amenities: Strollers: Hard | Wheelchairs: hard | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: Yes
Special Programs: Border Crossings, Bridges - Spanning the USA, National Parks Centennial Challenge, Treasure Hunt - A way to walk our precious trails, Walking the USA A - Z
Start Times: Dawn to Dusk
Location: WEB REGISTRATION ONLY using the AVA Online Start Box (
Start Point / Driving Directions: The detailed location of, and driving directions to, the event starting point are included in the walk directions, downloaded from the Online Start Box (OSB). The POC does not provide event directions nor accept alternate payment methods.
Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
Comments: 11K Out and back from Carderock to Great Falls features beautiful river vistas, 6 locks, the famous Great falls Tavern and a National Park Service (NPS) visitorís center. New 10K out and back from Fletcherís Boat House to Georgetown features 2 locks, Potomac river aqueduct ruins, and the Georgetown NPS Visitors Center with an operational canal boat (small charge). Segment 1, 17K, from Georgetown to Carderock features the Georgetown Visitorís center, 14 locks, and an operational canal boat (in season). Segment 2, 19K, from Carderock to Seneca Aqueduct features Great Falls Tavern, 10 locks and Seneca Creek Aqueduct. Segment 3, 21K, from Seneca to Whites Ferry features the last active ferry on the Potomac and the Seneca Aqueduct. Segment 4, 14K, from Whites Ferry to Nolands Ferry features the spectacular seven arch, 560 foot Monocacy Aqueduct. All segments feature abundant wildlife and wonderful scenery.NOTE: For updates on trail conditions and other warnings, see
Host Club: Maryland Volkssport Assn.
Contact: Darrell Neily  (See the Event Listing for further contact information.)